Absolute rulers had all of the power, even if they weren't good leaders. The king/queen got to live a very lavished lifestyle and did whatever they wanted with the people's money, and they took from the poor people only.
The "middle class" was large but unhappy, it was unfair for them, and they were the only people paying taxes, leaving them with far, far less than anyone else.
Bread was very scarce, especially in the times when there was bad weather. This is because of inflation.
Bread for sale, increased prices!
But I can't afford it....
Pay your debts!
I can't wait to pay!
How much will I have to pay?
When weather is bad, the bread production comes to a halt.
Right away, sorry miss.
The servants served the Nobles' every command.
Both of you need to get back to work, I need tat food ready by noon!